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post #76 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 08:04 AM
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After falling in love with my husband's YJ on our 1st ride out, and wanting a Wrangler of my own, I had the choice to trade in my Ford suv for a JK or get an older vehicle for a side project. I chose to get an old YJ. I already had the safe, family friendly car and I wanted something fun that I could make my own and wouldn't become another mom-mobile. I'd be too afraid to modify a JK due to it's cost...not an issue with the YJ. My Ford is also a land yacht and I wanted something smaller.

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post #77 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 08:10 AM
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I'm speaking in superficial terms. The JK style is an excellent compliment to the bro look. Artiface. White Oakleys, pseudo-tactical preparedness, flames and angry skulls just aren't my thing... Regardless of the JK's actual abilities, I may never get past who its current target market is.

Bear in mind that I would like my TJ to look more like a farm implement. If only the NV241 had a PTO shaft for a sickle bar mower! That would be tough. Everyone would confuse me for a hard working man.

Im with you that would be bad***, a lot of people forget that jeeps used to be a tool to help get jobs done on farms, that was a great article about the implements that were used in fourwheeler a few months ago.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1308...f-old-and-new/

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post #78 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 08:50 AM
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Im with you that would be bad***, a lot of people forget that jeeps used to be a tool to help get jobs done on farms,...
I'm surprised someone would agree with me on liking the farm implement look.

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post #79 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 11:34 AM
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I'm surprised someone would agree with me on liking the farm implement look.
Growing up on a cattle ranch will make you appreciate things like that

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post #80 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 11:43 AM
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I cant wait for the 2016 Wrangler!!!

Front bumper looks alot like what the JK rubicons come with doesnt it...

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post #81 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 12:00 PM
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I have a built yj on 1tons and a new 2014 JKU. My yj is awesome on a technical offroad trail and on the street it is fun but not built for long distance trips. My JKU I would drive across country in comfort with plenty of room for gear, dogs, family. Previous to owning a new jku I didn't think I would be as big of a fan as I am now. Jeep combined the comfort and conveniences of the Grand Cherokee with the ruggedness of the wrangler and if you haven't driven a jeep with the new pentastar you will be suprised by the power out of a 3.6.

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My JKU I would drive across country in comfort with plenty of room for gear, dogs, family.
Time for a mini van
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post #83 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 12:26 PM
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Time for a mini van
LMAO. No it was time for a 4 door jeep. I'm lucky to get the girlfriend and the dogs in the yj. Sorry kids! I do love LJs and Scramblers. I wish they had kept the 2 door long wheelbase configuration.

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post #84 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 01:01 PM
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LMAO. No it was time for a 4 door jeep. I'm lucky to get the girlfriend and the dogs in the yj. Sorry kids! I do love LJs and Scramblers. I wish they had kept the 2 door long wheelbase configuration.
So you are getting a minivan

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #85 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 01:25 PM
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So you are getting a minivan
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I dont think a minivan ever was up here.

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the JK is not nearly as capable out of the box as a TJ IMO. They are wider and much heavier. JKs also have the nice addition that everything is computer driven, so its more about the computer driving then the person at the wheel.

It is also FAR harder to do stuff yourself on a JK vs any of the older models because of the computers. Its much easier to be a shade tree mechainc with the simple systems of the pre JK wranglers.
Have you ever driven one? I rented the one above last summer down in Ouray. Bone stock sport with standard tires about the option was the automatic trans. Was very pleased and I think it did better than my TJ did new and much better than my TJ would do now. If finances permitted there might be one sitting next to my YJ and TJ.

P.S. Similar things were said about the TJ when it came out. espcially about the coil springs. When I bought the YJ I saw a bumper sticker on a CJ that said Friends dont let Friends drive Wranglers.

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post #86 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 01:27 PM
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'Twas a joke.

And yep. I had an '08 JKU.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #87 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 01:40 PM
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...I dont think a minivan ever was up here.

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Its only a matter of time.

IMOGENE! Wheresmasammich?!

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post #88 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 07:19 PM
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'Twas a joke.

And yep. I had an '08 JKU.
No Problem. Since I got closer to 60 than 50 I just don't feel like wrenching all the time and I decided to check out the JK.

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post #89 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 07:21 PM
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No Problem. Since I got closer to 60 than 50 I just don't feel like wrenching all the time and I decided to check out the JK.
I don't blame you at all. Apart from the 3.8, I enjoyed my JKU. Very comfy.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #90 of 121 Old 02-05-2014, 07:26 PM
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'Twas a joke.

And yep. I had an '08 JKU.
If you don't mind me asking, why'd you trade the JKU for a TJ?
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